Sexual Health in the News March 5 - March 11

NCSH in the News

Why Younger People Aren’t Using Protection – Giddy
Condoms have been a no-brainer method of birth control since the 1980s— so what happened? NCSH arranged the interview with Mallory McPherson-Wehan, with support from Power to Decide, a NCSH member.

Talking to Patients About Their Sexual Health – Bedsider
To understand patients’ sexual health care needs, providers should add on to the standard 5 Ps to include questions about sexual pleasure, problems, and pride—the new 6th P. Power to Decide CEO, Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, discusses how to put these questions into practice.

Other News This Week

Virginia Is Poised to Reform Its HIV Criminalization Laws. Is the Rest of the U.S. Next? – NBC News
In recent decades, understanding and treatment of HIV have grown exponentially. But leading health organization say HIV criminalization laws have not caught up with scientific advances.

WHO Study Finds 1 in 3 Women Face Physical, Sexual Violence – ABC News
The U.N. health agency and its partners have found in a new study that nearly one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes.

As Anti-Trans Violence Surges, Advocates Demand Policy Reform – NBC News
Trans murders have jumped 233 percent from last year. Advocates are asking the government to start tracking the problem.

Feminine Women Find It Easier to Prove Sexual Harassment at Work – Forbes
New research has found that women who are young, who act and appear feminine, and who are "conventionally attractive" are far more likely to be believed when making sexual harassment accusations.

Bisexual Women with Straight Male Partners Least Likely to Be Out, Study Finds – NBC News
Researchers asked over 600 bisexual women (and those who report being attracted to more than one gender) about their mental health, openness about their sexuality, and experiences with discrimination.

Why LGBTQIA+ People May Feel More Isolated During the Pandemic – Healthline
A new study found that COVID-19 has exacerbated existing psychosocial and emotional issues that often affect LGBTQIA+ people, due to limited access to support networks, friends, and chosen families.

Ask an Infectious Disease Doctor: How Do We Date and Have Sex When Vaccinated (or Not)? – Vogue
While an adequate vaccine supply is expected for all Americans by summer’s end, many people will remain unvaccinated for several months.  How can people navigate dating and sex during this ongoing pandemic?

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